Back to school already??

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Registered: 11-11-2010
Back to school already??
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Mon, 08-01-2011 - 2:41pm

August 1st means kids are getting ready to go back! Does your child feel anxiety? (maybe you feel more anxiety than they do? Are they looking forward to making new friends? What do you do (have you done) if they've had trouble making friends? What do you do when you don't like their friends?

Personal note: my kids never showed anxiety about going back but I do remember all too clearly that if they had friends that I didn't particularly care for, if I said it out loud, they'd like them even more.

Looking forward to your comments!

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Registered: 01-05-2000
Mon, 08-01-2011 - 7:41pm

Since Dylan is doing home schooling, looking forward to the new school year really doesn't apply.

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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Registered: 11-11-2010
Tue, 08-02-2011 - 2:09pm

Hi Chris, I have enormous admiration for you re homeschooling. I never considered doing it but I did move to a smaller town when my kids were in elementary as the city where we lived had a no fail policy in the public system .. they also had (still have) a reputation of too many kids graduating HS not knowing the basics (reading writing and arithmetic) which to me is beyond sad.

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Tue, 08-02-2011 - 6:38pm

i didn't know you were homeschooling your DS, but i'm with the op and admire your ability to do so, i wish i could if just these middle school years!

 

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Tue, 08-02-2011 - 6:56pm

a no fail school system is the fault of not only the school but the families who attend them, too.

 

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Registered: 01-05-2000
Wed, 08-03-2011 - 12:41am

I started home schooling when my first was ready for Kindergarten.

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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Wed, 08-03-2011 - 12:45am

7th and 8th grade at the charter school has 3 days in the classroom and only 2 days at home.

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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Registered: 07-17-2007
Wed, 08-03-2011 - 1:59pm

We are just half way through summer vacation.

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Wed, 08-03-2011 - 4:57pm

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Wed, 08-03-2011 - 7:41pm
My older son is starting college, moving away from home. I think he is very anxious about it. But I think he's pretty well prepared, he will be fine. My younger one is halfway through a month-long canoe trip; he gets home only a few days before school starts. He is not going to be happy. I just found out today that because of scheduling problems, he has to choose betwen French and Latin. It will be his AP Latin year and French IV. I am not sure what he will want to do.
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Registered: 01-15-2006
Thu, 08-04-2011 - 7:46am

our wish was to stop moving once our kids started school, that should have meant 8 years ago..most transient families i know are in positions like my husband, some assume we're military, Lol.

 

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